Standard Quay is one of Faversham’s hidden gems! Sitting alongside the Creek at the end of Abbey Street, and within easy walking distance of the town centre, Standard Quay
gives the visitor a truly unique experience. Offering Creekside walking, shopping, eating and a chance to see Faversham’s living history, it is home to several classic ships and boats, including barges such as the Cambria and Greta, as well as traditional fishing boats, classic tugs and overnight moorings of all sorts! One of Standard Quay’s classic ‘barn’ buildings, which dates back to the 1700s, is the temporary home of the Cambria Thames Barge Exhibition.
The Historic Monks Granary
Monks Granary was originally constructed to serve as a large warehouse for used timbers salvaged from the refectory of Faversham Abbey, which was built by King Stephen and his wife Queen Mathilda in 1148, and was also their burial place.
The abbey was torn down as part of King Henry VIII’s plans to sweep the monastries from England, and today Monks Granary is one of the oldest surviving warehouses in Britain.
The Tea Room and Secret Garden
Please come and visit our lovely garden centre to admire the many speciality plants and shrubs, as well as the large selection of glazed and terracotta pots.
You will also be made very welcome at the Standard Quay Tea Room and Coffee House, which serves delicious homemade food, so you can treat yourself to a snack, meal, or maybe a piece of homemade cake, all created on the premises. In the summer, you
can enjoy your refreshments in our Secret Garden.
Just above the Tea Room is Aladdin’s Loft indoor market – the name speaks for itself!
Aladdin’s Loft is definitely worth a browse, as it has 22 different retailers selling antiques and collectables, and is perfect if you are looking for something unusual or ‘not on the high street’.
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